Ted Cruz names Carly Fiorina as vice president pick
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz announced former business executive Carly Fiorina as his pick for vice president if he wins the nomination on Wednesday afternoon.
"I will run on a ticket with my vice presidential nominee," Cruz said in a rally to supporters in Indianapolis.
He touted her business experience, conservative principles and commitment to the U.S. Constitution during his announcement.
"My opponent in this race, Donald Trump -- like Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders -- looks to government as the answer to every problem," he said. "Carly knows firsthand, from decades in the business world running one of the 20 largest corporations in America, where jobs come from."
"She is careful. She is measured. She is serious," Cruz said. "She doesn't get rattled."
Fiorina, 61, quit the race for the Republican nomination after a poor showing in New Hampshire and endorsed Cruz a month later.
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The announcement comes after front-runner Donald Trump secured a clean sweep of victories in five primaries on Tuesday, declaring himself the "presumptive nominee."
Cruz's path to the nomination appears to be dwindling after Tuesday's latest results. If Trump were to win Indiana's 57 delegates in next Tuesday's winner-take-all vote, it would put serious pressure on the party to back the real-estate mogul for the nomination, ending any chance of Cruz prevailing via a contested convention.
But Cruz vowed to keep fighting Tuesday night, and Tuesday's likely announcement could be seen as an attempt to jump start his momentum.
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Trump weighed in on the potential choice Wednesday morning, telling 'Good Morning America' that Fiorina "did not resonate at all with people" and had only had "one good debate."
This comes after Cruz and fellow-GOP candidate John Kasich announced an agreement on Sunday to stay out of each other's way in upcoming primaries in an effort to block Trump from winning the nomination.